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Are you concerned about the number of X-rays you have received in your lifetime?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
78% 602
Yes
 
17% 136
Not sure
 
3% 27
Total 765
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Hydra 4 years, 7 months ago

I like the glow at night. It makes it easier to type these posts in the dark.

Kat Christian 4 years, 7 months ago

No because I only get an x-ray when I ABSOLUTELY have to. I do not get an x-ray every time I go to the dentist, unless there is a specific problem. It is not necessary to have an x-ray every time you go to the dentist. If a doctor recommends an x-ray I find out why and determine if it is appropriate for myself. I control my medical treatments not a doctor. They just have the license to practice it. I pay them for their service, they don't pay me to be a patient.

Chris Ogle 4 years, 7 months ago

One has to wonder when the X-Ray tech runs out the room before the "click" happens.

riverdrifter 4 years, 7 months ago

That's about the size of it: where's the Hog when we need him?

puddleglum 4 years, 7 months ago

ahhhhh, yeah xrays aren't harmful at all....

during the good ol' East germans days, the Stasi kept having this little problem with a small but influential group of people who were advocating more personal freedoms in the DDR. well, someone finally came up with the solution...They invited these guys into a room so they could express their opinions one at a time....no one else was in the room. On the other side of the room sat 4 xray machines pounding these poor guys. All of them died within 6 months. problem solved.

c_doc77 4 years, 7 months ago

I'm not concerned because I haven't had too many, but I'm not going to let anybody blast me with radiation any time soon. It would have to be a pretty serious thing wrong for me to agree to that.

I heard a medical research professional talk about how the increased amount of x-rays in kids is probably going to lead to greater instances of cancer. He told a story about how one kid got fried with 200 times the amount of radiation he was supposed to get, because the technician couldn't get the photo right. The kid is alive and cancer-free, but no one knows how long that will be the case.

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